DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
Occupational Description:Install or repair cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. May erect poles and light or heavy duty transmission towers. Excludes “Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay" (49-2095).
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 10 - Southeast||150||20||$31.98/hr||$0.69/hr||$26.41/hr||$30.61/hr||$32.96/hr||$35.31/hr||$36.73/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers||50||$16.50/hr||N/A|
|Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door||50||$15.97/hr||N/A|
Tasks for Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
- Repairs electrical power cables and auxiliary equipment for electrical power lines.
- Climbs poles and removes and installs hardware, wires, and other equipment.
- Strings wire conductors and cable between erected poles and adjusts slack, using winch.
- Drives conveyance equipped with tools and materials to job site.
- Works on energized lines to avoid interruption of service.
- Covers conductors with insulating or fireproofing materials.
- Installs watt-hour meters and connects service drops between power line and consumer.
- Tests conductors to identify corresponding conductors and to prevent incorrect connections, according to electrical diagrams and specifications.
- Cleans, tins, and splices corresponding conductors by twisting ends together or by joining ends with metal clamps and soldering connection.
- Cuts and peels lead sheath and insulation from defective or newly installed cables and conducts prior to splicing.
- Replaces and straightens poles and attaches crossarms, insulators, and auxiliary equipment to wood poles preparatory to erection.
- Opens switches or clamps grounding device to de-energize disturbed or fallen lines to facilitate repairs or to remove electrical hazards.
- Installs and repairs conduits, cables, wires, and auxiliary equipment following blueprints.
- Splices cables together or to overhead transmission line, customer service line, or street light line.
- Splices, solders, and insulates conductors and wiring to join sections of power line, and to connect transformers and electrical accessories.
- Tests electric power lines and auxiliary equipment, using direct reading and testing instruments to identify cause of disturbances.